On Saturday, Oct.1, friends of Ukraine were privileged to experience an intimate concert with two brilliant Ukrainian musicians Alina Cherkasova and Yaroslav Gnezdilov.
As Russia continues its genocidal attempt to eradicate Ukraine, its people and its culture, US Ukrainian Activists (USUA) presented our 7th charity concert, held at Ukraine House, the cultural annex of the Ukrainian Embassy.
Gross Proceeds of $14,432.80 (ticket and souvenirs sales, as well as donations) were raised at this Charitable Concert, including a generous donation of $12,000.00 for front-line paramedics Hospitallers from Yuri and Inna Deychakiwsky.
Net Concert Proceeds of $13,103.58 (after the deduction of $1,329.22 for concert expenses: air-tickets, hotel rent, reception, and Ukraine House cleaning fee) are directed the following way:
$1,103.58 to support Ukraine House’s project “Nezlamni” (“Undefeated”): a prosthesis and rehabilitation program for Ukrainian children who have been injured by russian aggression;
$12,000.00 – donation for Hospitallers, used to purchase such critical medical supplies, as 545 C-A-Ts (combat application tourniquets) on Mon., Oct. 3.
The concert featured opera singer Alina Cherkasova and pianist Yaroslav Gnezdilov, both winners of numerous international music competitions, from Dnipro, Ukraine’s fourth largest city. They performed traditional Ukrainian songs and Classical pieces, and in addition featured songs by contemporary Ukrainian composers.
We are so grateful to these talented musicians for the fantastic evening of Ukrainian and Classical songs, and all their support for Ukraine!
We are very thankful to the Embassy of Ukraine (Ruslan Falkov), Her Excellency Ambassador Oksana Markarova, and Ukraine House (Marianna Falkova) for sponsoring our last three charity concerts!
Nadiya Shaporynska, president of US Ukrainian Activists, organized this Concert in support of Ukraine.
A big thanks also to the awesome team of USUA volunteers, each of whom contributed greatly to the success of this event: Luda and Sasha Draganov, Larissa Vovk, Catherine Pedersen, Maryia Alenchyk, Gleb Latnik, Nadiya Yaneva, Lora Odeyanko, Anna Ozherelyeva, Rachel Glick, Sofia Nalizhyta, Dmytro Yurchyk, Anya Thacker, Robert Harvey, Felix Tsu, and Yevgeniy Shaporynskyy!
Our sincere gratitude to the following churches for sharing our concert information:
2022/06/10 – 10 Defibrillators and 8 Oxygen Ventilators for Hospitallers
In June, 2022, US Ukrainian Activists purchased 10 Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 AED Defibrillators ($5,750.00) and 8 Oxygen Pneupac paraPAC 2D Ambulance Ventilators (about $4250) for the volunteer battalion of Ukrainian paramedics Hospitallers, who save lives on the front-line in Eastern Ukraine.
THANK you so much, Mark Lavelle, Michelle Medrano Shillinglaw, Darya Ledesma, Austin Ukrainian Community, and San Antonio Ukrainian Community, for your generous donation of $10,000.00 for these life-saving devices to help front-line paramedics save Ukrainian lives!
Special THANKS to Darya Ledesma for taking an active part in this fundraiser!
US Ukrainian Activists are good friends of our battalion who have constantly supported our paramedics before the full-scale invasion of Russia.
Now the organization continues to actively help Ukrainian soldiers, the Armed Forces, doctors and volunteers.
The Hospitallers also thank Ukrainian activists in the United States, including [USUA president] Nadiya Shaporynska for their help – everything received will go directly to the front line, where our paramedics continue to work every day for the sake of every life.